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Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China, Jung Chang

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Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China
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Empress Dowager Cixi
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the concubine who launched modern China
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Jung Chang
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eng
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In this ground-breaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China. Under her the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: industries, railways, electricity, telegraph, and an army and navy with up-to-date weaponry
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Title
Empress Dowager Cixi
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Chosen as one of the Emperor's concubines at age 16, Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Upon the Emperor's death in 1861, their 5-year-old son ascended to the throne; Cixi overthrew the appointed regents, to become the true power behind the throne (a silk screen literally separated her from her all-male advisors during briefings). She abolished tortuous punishements, inaugurated women’s liberation, moved China toward more egalitarian means of rulership. - Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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New York Times Notable Book, 2013
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 951/.035092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS763.63.C58
LC item number
C43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Jung Chang
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China, Jung Chang
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-415) and index
Contents
The imperial concubine in stormy times (1835-1861). Concubine to an emperor (1835-56) ; From the Opium War to the burning of the old Summer Palace (1839-60) ; Emperor Xianfeng dies (1860-61) ; The coup that changed China -- Reigning behind her sons' throne (1861-1875). First step on the long road to modernity (1861-9) ; Virgin journeys to the West (1861-71) ; Love doomed (1869) ; A vendetta against the West (1869-71) ; Life and death of Emperor Tongzhi (1861-1875) -- Ruling through an adopted son (1875-1889). A three-year-old is made emperor (1875) ; Modernisation accelerates (1875-89) ; Defender of the empire (1875-89) -- Emperor Guangxu takes over (1889-1898). Guangxu alienated from Cixi (1875-94) ; The Summer Palace (1886-94) ; In retirement and in leisure (1889-94) ; War with Japan (1894) ; A peace that ruined China (1895) ; The scramble for China (1895-8) -- To the front of the stage (1898-1901). The reforms of 1898 ; A plot to kill Cixi (September 1898) ; Desperate to dethrone her adopted son (1898-1900) ; To war against the world powers : with the Boxers (1899-1900) ; Fighting to a bitter end (1900) ; Flight (1900-1) ; Remorse (1900-1) -- The real revolution of modern China (1901-1908). Return to Beijing (1901-2) ; Making friends with Westerners (1902-7) ; Cixi's revolution (1902-8) ; The vote! (1905-8) ; Coping with insurgencies, assassins, and the Japanese (1902-8) ; Deaths -- China after Empress Dowager Cixi
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 436 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307271600
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013020766
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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